Na Koa rally for 10-5 win over Stars on Big Island
Na Koa Ikaika Maui scored nine runs over the final two innings to beat the Hawaii Stars 10-5 on Wednesday in a Pacific Association of Professional Baseball game at Wong Stadium.
Na Koa (6-2), who have won three in a row, scored five runs in the eighth and four in the ninth to take a 10-3 lead.
Maui’s Ray Serrano batted 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Nick Valdez went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs. Evan Frazer doubled and scored three times and Waylen Sing Chow drove in a pair.
Na Koa’s Chad Blackwell (1-1) allowed three runs – two earned – over seven innings. He walked none and struck out four.
Katsuaki Furuki and Brendan Davis each had three hits for the Stars (2-6).
Hilo’s Devon Ramirez (1-1) allowed three runs in one-third of an inning.
Chad Blackwell, Naoki Yamagami (8), Matt Walker (8), TJ Macy (9), Jason Norderum and Nick Valdez; Dallas Mahan, Devon Ramirez (8), Keith DeMorgandie (8) and Dane Sardinha. W-Blackwell. L-Ramirez.
2B-Maui: Brandon Gregorich, Valdez 2, Evan Frazer. Hilo: Glenn Walker, Katsuaki Furuki.